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is the in recess for their weekly party caucuses. they will return at 2:15 for more work on then line sales tax bill. a motion to proceed on the bill could come tomorrow unless an agreement is reached today. learn more about your senators with c-span's 2013 congressional direct at this. it is available to order online. a handy guide to the current congress. has information about each member of the hoist and senate. it includes contact information, district maps and committee asassignments. the directory is 12.95 plus shipping and handling and order online. a short time ago we spoke with a capitol hill reporter with the latest on the legislation the senate is debating today on the internet sales tax. gautham nagesh from roll call on capitol hill. what is the purpose of this internet sales bill? >> it would require states online retailers, charge sales tax and collect and remit them when consumers make a purchase online. that includes retailers not within their own state. >> who are some of the bill's supporters and why do some of them say it will level the playing field for retailers? >> well, t
to streamline government and the tax code needs to be simplified. we can do all that without having to disinvest or eat the seed corn that is the future economy of the united states of america. and while i love to join my friend from california because every time he comes to the floor, he is talking about how do we make investments today that are going to pay us dividends down the line. and when you talk about infrastructure, you're talking about making investments that are going to put for the most part, building trades' workers to work, who make a decent salary, a good salary, good benefits, good health care, and then they go out -- you have a ad built, painters, iron workers, sheet metal workers, they all got some money in their pocket and go down the street and go to home depot and spend some money there. they buy a house, add a room, put up a pool or send their kids to college and the whole thing keeps going and that's what we are talking about here. mr. garamendi: you're exooktly right. we hear people talk about our founding fathers, saying they wouldn't do it this way. interesting that ou
legislation to help states force online retailers to collect tens of billions of dollars in sales tax. a final senate vote could come by the end of the week. a campaign to raise funds to cover medical expenses for boston bombing victims and now double amputee jeff baumann has received an overwhelming response. nearly $620,000 has been raised in just six days. >>> finally, it's one thing to knowingly throw your money away in vegas, but get this. a recent audit found taxicab drivers overcharging tourists by taking them on the scenic route to and from the airport to the tune of $15 million last year. i may have been on one of those. >>> straight ahead, meet the members of the s.w.a.t. team that desended on the 19-year-old bombing suspect while he lay in that boat not knowing if he was armed or if the boat was boony trapped next. >>> the officers who arrested accused terrorist dzhokhar tsarnaev say the whole ordeal has not sunk in yet. the manhunt for tsarnaev culminated in a showdown in the backyard of a watertown home where he was hiding in a covered boat. with the help of powerful infrared surv
-growth tax reform, entitlement reform in a way that preserves and protects medicare and social security. we need to get this done for the american people. if we do it, it means not only getting our spending under control, we will see economic growth. we will see job creation and economic growth. >> now he offered -- he showed a little bit of leg putting in his budget this issue of changing the way social security benefits are calculated and he immediately got slapped down by the head of the republican campaign committee in the house. was that productive? >> look. we've been talking about getting a process to get to a solution and it's got to be bipartisan. he he made a step in the right direction when he talked about starting to address entitlement reform and that's the problem. you've got to find a way where we can come together on a bipartisan basis and do it. his budget still had too much spending and again raising taxes, but at least he opened the door a little bit. we've got to find a way to come together and get this done. >> how do you get members of your own party not to criticize h
and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
information is accurate? --t tax for things that can make or --ak our educational system creativity, relevance, technology, teachers. without funding, the educational system is worthless. school systems have to look at budgets and say what can make that? they will not cut math out of the curriculum. they will not cut reading. so they end up cutting the things we think of as esxtras -- cal education,uysicaysi resources that might be educational -- that might be essential to some kids think successful. like this is chelsea and she is a special ed student. >> i have dyslexia. . go to a special at school without it, i would be in trouble because they help me with my dyslexia. if you cut the funds i want to be able to learn from early in my future will be in jeopardy. >> mr. president, every day there are millions of kids are struggling i need help, mr. president. >> dear mr. president, they need your help. please take this. polity education is a major issue in america and must be addressed. it is spinning out of control. the drive america's odense and their contributions to society are in your han
in new york city. new york already has the highest cigarette tax in the country, as of late last ye, 28 states banned smoking in all general workplaces, public places, including bars and restaurants. so this essentially would raise the age if it goes through to the same age where you can buy booze so booze a cigarettes in the same category. >> you wonder if that will backfire make mor kidshe same with alcohol wan to try i because you have to be 21 to have access to it. >> i don't know. >> i tnk it's a great idea. >> i do, too. >> there needs to be some tougher legislation. >> the good news is that new york smoking rateor teens in new york city is at like 8.5%, which is far less than the state average and the national average, but it's been stagnating. it had been dropping and now it's stagnating. i don't see anything wrong with it. >> this continues the long decline of smoking in america some numbers that stunned me t wasn't until 1998 that smoking was banned aboard all u.s. domestic flights under six hours. >> i remember we were talking about how it doesn't seem like it was that long a
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